(previously known as Pielus magnificus)
Magnificent Ghost Moth
HEPIALIDAE , HEPIALOIDEA
(Picture courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 6)
The adult moths of this species have brown wings with two silver flashes on each forewing. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The wingspan is about 12 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.6, p. 150.
Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 24-25.
Thomas P. Lucas,
Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 13 (1892), pp. 61-62.
(updated 23 May 2010)